Laurelie Smith Gabali

Born: Tue., Apr. 24, 1956
Died: Sun., Sep. 22, 2019

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Lexington – Laurelie Smith Gabali, 63, wife of Bill Gabali, passed from this life into heaven on Sunday, September 22, 2019.


Surviving are her two sons, Timothy Lloyd and Donnie (Erin) Lloyd, and two grandsons, Macsen and Andersen Lloyd.  She is also survived by five sisters -Coralie (Archie) Sharpe; Sharon Smith; Kathy (Bob) Johnson;

Susie Hite; Ann (Ligon) Dougherty; six brothers -Joe (Melinda) Smith; Jud (Christy) Smith; Stephen (Linda) Smith; Keith (Kitty) Smith; Walter Smith; Jerry (Janie) Smith; and many nieces and nephews.


Laurelie was preceded in death by her parents, Elvin and Nita Smith, and two brothers, Val and David Smith.


Laurelie loved life: especially her family, friends, playing Scrabble, watching Atlanta Braves baseball (Chipper Jones shared her birthday), eating at Bubba Gump’s, and singing.  She was always the first to help

others when they were in need.  Laurelie will be fondly remembered for her radiant smile: “A glad heart makes a cheerful face”  (Proverbs 15:13, ESV).  She was a member of Park Street Baptist Church.


The family would like to express heartfelt gratitude to Jason and Michelle Cherry, Janet Crook, Sarah Jeffcoat, Kristen Riles, S.C. Hospice Care staff, Park Street Baptist Church, and Pete at Zesto.  In lieu of

flowers, memorials may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care Foundation, P. O. Box 151, Drayton, S.C.  29333.


A memorial service will be held at Moseley Funeral Home in West Columbia on Saturday, September 28, at 3:00 p.m.  The family will receive friends from 2:00-3:00 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service.

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Chuck Archie
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss Bill. I know you were there for her until the end so you should have no regrets. We'll have to get together once I get back to SC late week. you take care of you and know that I'm thinking of you my friend!!!

Bill Johns
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Bill. I know how much you loved her. I can still see you two up at the sound booth at Park Street. I pray for the peace and comfort for you that only God can provide.

Mona Price
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019

BASKET GARDEN was sent by Mona Waters Price.

Robert Riley (Bobby)
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Bill, Saddened to learn of your loss. May the Lord grant you and your family an extra measure of His comfort and peace at this difficult time. Love and prayers to you and yours.

Dennis Miller
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Healing Prayers Bill for these difficult times. Laurelie is a beautiful soul and is free to RIP.

We love you

Dennis and Billy

Charlotte Knight Shull
   Posted Tue September 24, 2019
Prayers and love to all of you in the loss of Laurelie. She was a precious, kind, giving person. May you find peace in the promise of eternal life and healing.

Betty Wiese
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
I am so sorry for you. Laurelie is now at peace and singing to the Lord. Your care for her was superhuman. I hope you, too, can now find peace.

Joseph Smith
   Posted Wed September 25, 2019
I Love you Sis. Enjoy the new body and all the angels around you, God Speed!

Nancy Schaeffer
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
Dear Bill,

We are so very sad to learn of Laurelie's passing. We know you loved her so very much. And it was out of your love for her that you took care of her with grace and honor.

May the memories that the two of you shared together help you through this difficult time.

With Great Sincerity,
Nancy and Jay Schaeffer

Marvin Parson
   Posted Thu September 26, 2019
So very sorry for your loss Bill. You have suffered more than your share and showed absolute devotion and love to Laurie. She no longer suffers but may your sadness fade and the joy of your time with her remain strong until you meet with her again. You were a hero for our country and you are a hero for Laurie. Take care my friend.

Britton Sharpe
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019

ILLUMINATION ALL WHITE CENTERPIECE was sent by Mike Sharpe and Family.

In honor of your beautiful smile, Aunt Laurelie. You will be dearly missed! Love always and forever, Mike, Britton, Sidda, Ada and Rivva Sharpe

Jim Singletary
   Posted Fri September 27, 2019

I was very saddened to learn of cousin Laurelie's passing and my heartfelt sympathies and prayers go out to you and all family. She was a beautiful soul. May the good Lord comfort you and give you strength in knowing that she is in that special place He has prepared for her where there is no pain or suffering. You have my utmost respect for being with her and powering through life's challenging end with her.

Go with God my dear, sweet "Cuz".

Sandy Pickerill
   Posted Sun September 29, 2019
Bill, I am so saddened to hear about Laurelie. I'm sure she is in a better place.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you & the family.

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